- Open for Recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
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- Location: Towns of Allen and Birdsall, Allegany County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 9P
- Map: Gillies Hill State Forest Map (PDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 2,332-acre Gillies Hill State Forest is named after one of the early settlers on the long north-south ridge that separates the Black Creek and Baker Creek drainages. There are no designated trails but hiking is allowed throughout the property.
In the 1930s, Gillies Hill State Forest was the site of the tree nursery for the Birdsall Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp, S-117. The photo below shows seedling beds on this property. CCC members built and maintained the seedbeds and used the tree seedlings for reforestation purposes.